Big tool user
by Steve Meng
(Cincinnati, OH, USA)
I spent three years looking for a TIG/stick welder and finally settled on a Chinese unit from Riland usa. I like to repair my own equipment and they were the only company that gave me comprehensive test procedures and a schematic down to the parts level.
The units works well but the feel is not as polished as the US welders. A switch may stick and I have to hit it twice, the tig torch has burrs preventing the electrode from sliding down when the clamp is released, the foot pedal is not silky smooth, etc. but it welds nicely!
Unfortunately Riland seems to have disappeared. The domain name is up for sale and the phone is dead. This means I can not buy whole circuit boards if I want...but I can fix what I have with the data I received.
I hope this helps answer some questions